Performancing Metrics

7.29.2011

Rhinestones and Accordions


I love vintage clothes. I love wondering who wore the item before me - what kind of woman was she? Where did she wear this garment? Was it a favorite of hers? When I saw this dress in a vintage shop on Etsy, I actually audibly gasped. Accordion pleats? Beautiful, intact rhinestone yoke? Sheer flutter sleeves? Whoa. Whoever previously owned this dress was, dare I say, fabulous.

P.S. Who else is a Project Runway junkie? What did you think of last night's episode?


Dress: Vintage via Kisabela on Etsy
Shoes: Kate Spade
Belt: Consigned (via Second Time Around)
Bracelets: H&M, vintage
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Tilly's (similar)

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21 comments :

  1. I didn't know this dress was vintage? Makes it EVEN more cool. And I sure the previous owner was fabulous to the max.

    PS, I have not forgotten about our RB date. Let's get that on the books!

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  2. wow - that is such a find! what the heck was the seller thinking?? i would keep that in my closet forever, and pass it down to my daughters or granddaughters! but now YOU get to do that :) you look lovely!

    there's a dress i've been eyeing on etsy as well. i told myself that if it was still there on payday i was going to go for it. checking it out right after i finish this comment!

    happy friday!

    -suzanne
    awkwardly chic

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  3. I loved meeting you on Wednesday--you looked so gorgeous in this dress and I love the photos! I can't believe it's vintage, that's amazing :)

    I love Project Runway, but I missed last night--can't wait to get caught up!
    Hope to see you soon! xoxo {av}

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  4. @Noelani Yes, please! We'll chat at the swap tomorrow??

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  5. Great dress! And I really like the shoes too ;) Happy wknd dear xo -Taj

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  6. Great dress, super fab!!

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  7. Yeah i agree with you! Vintage clothes have lots of questions! This is interesting and i love this feeling. You look amazing as usual, love your vintage look! Dress is for summer, yeah! :)

    modafobik.

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  8. This dress is amazing and you looked fantastic in it! Great find.

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  9. You know I never have thought about the previous owners of my vintage pieces - it's interesting to wonder though.
    You look gorgeous!

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  10. DID PROJECT RUNWAY START ALREADY!! I'm SO UPSET I'VE BEEN MISSING IT!! Anyway you look fabulous in this dress girlie. Vintage suits you!!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  11. Nice look!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  12. I laughed when I read you audibly gasped, because I audibly gasped when I saw that first photo. What an amazing dress. It must feel like a dream on.

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  13. Love the dress! And I am so hooked on Project Runway..I need to start back from previous seasons!

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  14. Yay to all the vintage love and yay to the Project Runway fans! Now Ive got some good folks to tweet with on Thursday nights.

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  15. Anonymous8/01/2011

    I"M A PROJECT RUNWAY JUNKIE!!! I thought there were some atrocious looks on that runway, but I also have some high hopes for other contestants.

    I love love love this dress on you. Accordion pleats and rhinestones are so fun!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  16. cheap rhinestones

    Etsy is one of the most online store in the world that have a discounted prices and cheap rhinestones also. Well perfect choose of your vintage garments. It so much fun to see you in that beautiful dress.

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